I had the craziest dream last night.

So, in my dream I was a former Top Chef cheftestant.  Clearly the dream is starting out pretty awesome.  All the past cheftestants were reuniting at some bar (I think we were in Chicago but I don’t know).  We were also sitting relative to when we got kicked off the show.  For some reason I was in the position of the third person.  I knew I had gotten kicked off before that but I was sitting there.  In my dream, I was very concerned about it.

Then all hell broke loose.  Apparently, I had been dating Dale Talde from Top Chef season 4, but we were broken up.

This guy

[sidenote about dale:  He was actually one of my favorite Top Chefs from last season.  He was much more talented then a lot of the loser chefs that were on the show.  Everyone acted like he had this big temper.  FALSE.  He had passion.  He was doing everyonse’ work for the challenges, so he had the right to be harsh.  He is pretty cute too 😉 Rant over.]

So, Dale comes in (on crutches I think – why?  Who knows).  He’s all mad at me.  If I remember correctly, the anger comes from the fact that I made it farther in the season then he did.  We both seemed to know that I didn’t deserve it, but whatever.  I can’t help it if I’ve charmed the pants of Chef Tom Colicchio.

Anyway… somehow Dale and I worked through our difference and became bf/gf again.  To show that we were together, he wore the ankle strap from my sparkly, peep, toe red pumps on his wrist like a bracelet (WHAT – so strange)

these aren’t my exact shoes – but they’re pretty close.  Now imagine Dale wearing the ankle strap as a bracelet.  Hot right?

That was the basic jist of my dream.  Dale and I were just cooking and doing our thing as a couple.  I don’t remember all the rest of the details.  As I woke up, I remember thinking I was having such a delightful dream I didn’t want to wake up.  I didn’t know I had such a little crush on Dale 😉

What could this dream mean?

Linda from work thought it had to do with me moving.  It was symbolizing how my brother and I were “break up” but it would be fine bc we are still bro and sis.

Jenn from work thought I was subconsciously wanting little Asian babies like Jon and Kate + 8.

I think it had to do with the fact that I’ve been working on Top Chef stuff for work and I watched Gilmore Girls before bed.  Everybody has love issues on that show.

Thoughts?  Any good dream interpreters out there?

You’re my Top Chef

For work today I had to search for photos from Top Chef to put into a presentation. I found this glorious photo of Chef Tom Collichio. It perfectly captures what I was describing in entry number 1. Don’t you agree?

Surprise Surprise, I like Top Chef. In fact I love Top Chef. Every Wednesday my roommate/brother and I watch it together almost as intently as we watch Lost. Each week we meticulously judge each cheftestant’s dish. We like to pretend that their Frois Gras is something I could whip up as easily as my Kraft Mac and Cheese. We also think that just because we can SEE their dish that we can accurately judge its taste. As with every other reality/game show I watch, I like to put myself in their shoes and think, “What would I sing for Neil Diamond Week on American Idol (obviously Red Wine, and Sweet Caroline)?” For Top Chef, I think I have the creativy to compete. One week, they had to create a dish based on a movie. They all picked terrible movies and even worse dishes. That is an awesome challenge that has great potential. I choose Silence of the Lambs as my inspiration and I would make liver, fava beans, and a nice chianti.

I enjoy the chefs this season, I think they have a lot of talent. However my number one cheftestant will always be CJ from season 3. He won my heart with his terrible brocclini, one testical (he had prostate cancer), and the fact that he was a giant. But really, I adore him. He had so much personality and fun with the show, and total fox. I think Padma wanted him too. I’ll fight her for him.

The most starstruck I’ve ever been was around a cheftestant. I spent New Years in Chicago with some friends from school. During that stay, we passed by a restaurant where my friend casually mentioned, “That’s the restaurant where Dale [who, it’s reported, is dating Jack from Pro Run] from Top Chef Season 3 works.” I preceded to freak out just a little bit. At the same time a worker was bringing in the valet parking sign and probably recommended to Dale that he get a restraining order from the crazy outside.

The next morning my friends Annie, Matt, and I decided to go to Dale’s restaurant for Matt’s birthday brunch. Since Dale was working late the night before (I could see him from the sidewalk- I told you a restraining order might be necessary) we weren’t expecting to see him. We walk in, and the hostess says, “Dale, your server, will be right with you.” Annie and I just stared in pure delight. Matt was way too cool to care, and judged us. When Dale came to our table to get our drink order, we tried sooooo hard to be cool. I even asked him which he recommended. After he gave his recommendation, I oh-so-very-coolly answered, “I’ll have that thanks!”

We debated all brunch whether or not to say something to him. Finally Annie and I decided that we would just be passive and awesome(which we were faking terribly). We would then become regulars and become best friends with Dale. So far the plan hasn’t worked. I’ll keep you updated though the minute that Annie, me, and Dale become bff.

Top Ten

Woot Woot! Here is blog entry #1. This blog will be dedicated to things I like. Since my life is pretty boring and uneventful, I decided my opinions will make for better reading. Things I like could range from celebrities, tv shows, movies, books, magazines, people, etc. Who knows…

The First thing I like: Top Ten List

Since freshman year of college, I have kept a top ten list of celebrities I most want in the throws of passion. This list has gone through countless revisions. Some have been staples since list one. Others (like Joel Madden) only stayed on the list for a week.

Here is the most current list (keep in mind that time and space are no issue):

1) Leo DiCaprio – I have loved him since middle school. I have to admit that my initial attraction was based on his awesome hair in Romeo and Juliet. However, as I have matured, I now appreicate him not only for his great hair, but his talent and ability to pick excellent movies. This combination of raw sexuality and talent secures him a spot at #1which he has held for over year.

2) Jake Gyllenhaul – I really like his scruff and Donnie Darko

3) Michael Cera – He is easily the most controversial member of the list. But there is something about him. Perhaps it is because he is almost as awkward as I am, or when he sang “These Eyes” in Superbad, it sounded like angels singing. If anyone doubts his right to be on this list, check out his webisodes of Clark and Michael, and I think you’ll be converted. http://www.clarkandmichael.com/

4) Seth Rogen – After watching Knocked Up I kept thinking how lucky Kathrine Heigl was. Oh if only I could be lucky enough to have a charming stoner knock me up.

5) Chef Tom Colicchio – He can cook, he gives that sly look when he talks on Top Chef. FOX

6) John Krasinski – Name one girl who doesn’t want Jim Halpert. I can’t think of anyone. And John went to Brown so not only is he sexy, he’s smart.

7) Gael Garcia Bernal – talented, latino, sexy, done

8)  Collin Farrell – dirty, hot, accent

9) Clark Gable – In Gone With the Wind in our Southern mansion as he carries me up the grand staircase

10) Prince Harry – By far the hottest royal. Also has a knack for trouble… I like it!

Alt 1: Elvis the young years (circ war hero)

Alt 2: Chase Crawford – Yum